Pixami, a provider of digital imaging infrastructure technology to online photo sites, has released Pixami 2.0, an online photo enhancement product that lets users adjust the quality of their digital photos on the Web and apply creative effects.
The new version has a new Photo Calendar product, new Photo Album features such as Clip Art and “Thought Balloons,” new Photo Enhancement features, a completely new user interface, and a variety of architecture improvements, according to Tom Moore, president and CEO of Pixami. Pixami 2.0 also includes a complete set of new content, including Greeting Cards, FunFrames, Calendars, Collages and more, in a variety of standard print sizes.
In addition, Pixami 2.0 includes a complete Shopping Cart and back-end administration system, providing Pixami partners with the option for a totally turnkey solution, Moore said. The features developed for Pixami 2.0 were based on input from Pixami’s existing photo site partners, with a focus on revenue-generation, quick site integration, stickiness and ease-of-use, he added.
“Pixami’s emphasis has always been on products that help photo sites grow their revenue and user populations,” Moore said in a statement. “Pixami recognized early on that while the ability to correct a photo online, adjust Red-Eye for example, is a critical feature for a photo site and will likely lead to a print order, high margin products such as Calendars, Photo Albums, Cards and Posters are ultimately what will make a photo site successful.”
Pixami’s full 2.0 product suite includes Photo Uploading, Photo Enhancement (Basic Editing, Special Effects, Photo Edges, and Templates), Frames, Print Projects, Photo Albums, and Calendars. Moore said that the Intelligent Client Interface, in conjunction with BIP technology, lets users on any platform apply any of these effects or corrections to their online photos, in under two seconds, on a three-megapixel digital photo. Pixami products also include printing layout, online photo album creation and advanced uploading of photos.
Pixami’s products are built on their Bandwidth Independent Processing (BIP) technology. The major advantage of this technology is consistently fast image processing performance, unaffected by image size or connection speed, Moore said. Pixami’s products are also designed to allow its partners to add their own HTML user interface and identity.